KYC - HANSOTIAS - COVER

MEHER & DARA HANSOTIA

Know Your Community features a couple who have been in Kolkata for barely a couple of years but in this short time, they have made an impact on many lives of the Parsi Community here. Dara and Meher Hansotia moved to Kolkata from Ahmedabad in 2013 and took over the running of the Manekji Rustomji Dharamsalla. Apart from catering to the needs of the travellers and residents there, they perform another very useful service to the community – delivering food (bhonas) to the people who require it. This has brought them in close contact with our small community and here’s looking at their lives before Kolkata got to know them. Dara is originally from Ahmedabad but studied in Poona at the J. N. Petit High School and then in Mumbai at the B. N. Gamadia Technical High School. At
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MEHER & DARA HANSOTIA

Know Your Community features a couple who have been in Kolkata for barely a couple of years but in this short time, they have made an impact on many lives of the Parsi Community here. Dara and Meher Hansotia moved to Kolkata from Ahmedabad in 2013 and took over the running of the Manekji Rustomji Dharamsalla. Apart from catering to the needs of the travellers and residents there, they perform another very useful service to the community – delivering food (bhonas) to the people who require it. This has brought them in close contact with our small community and here’s looking at their lives before Kolkata got to know them. Dara is originally from Ahmedabad but studied in Poona at the J. N. Petit High School and then in Mumbai at the B. N. Gamadia Technical High School. At
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KYC - HANSOTIAS - COVER
KYC - HANSOTIAS - COVER

MEHER & DARA HANSOTIA

Know Your Community features a couple who have been in Kolkata for barely a couple of years but in this short time, they have made an impact on many lives of the Parsi Community here. Dara and Meher Hansotia moved to Kolkata from Ahmedabad in 2013 and took over the running of the Manekji Rustomji Dharamsalla. Apart from catering to the needs of the travellers and residents there, they perform another very useful service to the community – delivering food (bhonas) to the people who require it. This has brought them in close contact with our small community and here’s looking at their lives before Kolkata got to know them. Dara is originally from Ahmedabad but studied in Poona at the J. N. Petit High School and then in Mumbai at the B. N. Gamadia Technical High School. At
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Press-Brothers

Press Brothers

The subject of this version of ‘Foreign Eye’ is a pair of brothers that were and still are so close to our Kolkata Parsee community, that it makes you wonder if they ever really ‘went away’. We bring to you the life and times (and wonderful anecdotes) of Khushrow and Hoshedar (Hoshi) Press, sons of our very own Arnavaz (Arna) and late Kersasp (Kersi) Press.

Born in Bombay, Khushrow and Hoshi moved to Kolkata with their parents at an early age and attended Bharucha Day school and St. Joseph’s. They soon developed a reputation for being interested more in sports, scouting, the Club and general loafing, than in their studies. After much goading from their loving parents, and having been almost forced to work hard, they both gained admission to the prestigious II
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Press Brothers

The subject of this version of ‘Foreign Eye’ is a pair of brothers that were and still are so close to our Kolkata Parsee community, that it makes you wonder if they ever really ‘went away’. We bring to you the life and times (and wonderful anecdotes) of Khushrow and Hoshedar (Hoshi) Press, sons of our very own Arnavaz (Arna) and late Kersasp (Kersi) Press.

Born in Bombay, Khushrow and Hoshi moved to Kolkata with their parents at an early age and attended Bharucha Day school and St. Joseph’s. They soon developed a reputation for being interested more in sports, scouting, the Club and general loafing, than in their studies. After much goading from their loving parents, and having been almost forced to work hard, they both gained admission to the prestigious II
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Press-Brothers
Press-Brothers

Press Brothers

The subject of this version of ‘Foreign Eye’ is a pair of brothers that were and still are so close to our Kolkata Parsee community, that it makes you wonder if they ever really ‘went away’. We bring to you the life and times (and wonderful anecdotes) of Khushrow and Hoshedar (Hoshi) Press, sons of our very own Arnavaz (Arna) and late Kersasp (Kersi) Press.

Born in Bombay, Khushrow and Hoshi moved to Kolkata with their parents at an early age and attended Bharucha Day school and St. Joseph’s. They soon developed a reputation for being interested more in sports, scouting, the Club and general loafing, than in their studies. After much goading from their loving parents, and having been almost forced to work hard, they both gained admission to the prestigious II
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Dickoo-Nowroji

DICKOO NOWROJI

This edition of the Gavashnifeatures DickooNowroji, a person who has made a significant contribution to the business and social canvas of Kolkata.

Born in Jamshedpur to Nariman and Phreny, and named Meher at birth, Dickoo was ‘home schooled’ at the Kindergarten run by her mother. She was then sent to Loreto Convent, Darjeeling at the age of six to continue with her studies. It was while filling her Senior Cambridge forms that she unwittingly changed her name from Meher to Dickoo, her pet name, by which she was known and identified by all.

Dickoo moved to Kolkata to Loreto College to graduate in English and then plunged into a career of Advertising and Marketing. She started as a trainee with Clarion McCaan and then moved on to Mumbai. However she returned a
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DICKOO NOWROJI

This edition of the Gavashnifeatures DickooNowroji, a person who has made a significant contribution to the business and social canvas of Kolkata.

Born in Jamshedpur to Nariman and Phreny, and named Meher at birth, Dickoo was ‘home schooled’ at the Kindergarten run by her mother. She was then sent to Loreto Convent, Darjeeling at the age of six to continue with her studies. It was while filling her Senior Cambridge forms that she unwittingly changed her name from Meher to Dickoo, her pet name, by which she was known and identified by all.

Dickoo moved to Kolkata to Loreto College to graduate in English and then plunged into a career of Advertising and Marketing. She started as a trainee with Clarion McCaan and then moved on to Mumbai. However she returned a
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Dickoo-Nowroji
Dickoo-Nowroji

DICKOO NOWROJI

This edition of the Gavashnifeatures DickooNowroji, a person who has made a significant contribution to the business and social canvas of Kolkata.

Born in Jamshedpur to Nariman and Phreny, and named Meher at birth, Dickoo was ‘home schooled’ at the Kindergarten run by her mother. She was then sent to Loreto Convent, Darjeeling at the age of six to continue with her studies. It was while filling her Senior Cambridge forms that she unwittingly changed her name from Meher to Dickoo, her pet name, by which she was known and identified by all.

Dickoo moved to Kolkata to Loreto College to graduate in English and then plunged into a career of Advertising and Marketing. She started as a trainee with Clarion McCaan and then moved on to Mumbai. However she returned a
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The-Daroga-Clan

The Daroga Clan

With airline ticket prices going through the roof, and the rupee still merely threatening to strengthen against the dollar, our travel budgets have quite naturally been slashed. So for this issue of Gavashni, we bring you ‘Foreign Eye’ with a desi touch.   The sibling theme continues from our last issue, this time focusing on three sisters who, though born and brought up in Delhi, are extremely familiar to most of our Kolkata Parsee population.   Frenny and Rustom Daroga, though Calcuttan by birth and upbringing (and happily for us, in retirement, too), moved to Delhi after marriage, over forty years ago. There they started a family, and had three lovely daughters - Navaz, Naomi and Shelley.   All three daughters grew
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The Daroga Clan

With airline ticket prices going through the roof, and the rupee still merely threatening to strengthen against the dollar, our travel budgets have quite naturally been slashed. So for this issue of Gavashni, we bring you ‘Foreign Eye’ with a desi touch.   The sibling theme continues from our last issue, this time focusing on three sisters who, though born and brought up in Delhi, are extremely familiar to most of our Kolkata Parsee population.   Frenny and Rustom Daroga, though Calcuttan by birth and upbringing (and happily for us, in retirement, too), moved to Delhi after marriage, over forty years ago. There they started a family, and had three lovely daughters - Navaz, Naomi and Shelley.   All three daughters grew
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The-Daroga-Clan
The-Daroga-Clan

The Daroga Clan

With airline ticket prices going through the roof, and the rupee still merely threatening to strengthen against the dollar, our travel budgets have quite naturally been slashed. So for this issue of Gavashni, we bring you ‘Foreign Eye’ with a desi touch.   The sibling theme continues from our last issue, this time focusing on three sisters who, though born and brought up in Delhi, are extremely familiar to most of our Kolkata Parsee population.   Frenny and Rustom Daroga, though Calcuttan by birth and upbringing (and happily for us, in retirement, too), moved to Delhi after marriage, over forty years ago. There they started a family, and had three lovely daughters - Navaz, Naomi and Shelley.   All three daughters grew
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